Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Last Mo Card

Actually, it's not my last Mo card ever, but it is my last Mo card as a member of Mo's Dream Team.
It has been a joy and an honor to work with my very talented and kind friend, Mo Manning.
We all know she is amazingly talented as far as her art goes, I am blessed to know that she is an intelligent and caring lady as well. 
Thank you Mo for a fabulous almost 2 years!!
It was wonderful working with the other talented ladies on the Dream Team as 
well...I count it all a treat and am very thankful!  Blessings to you all Girls!!

As I told you all before in my last Retro Sketch post, I am cutting back and stepping down from some of my Design Teams.  Designing for others is fun and rewarding, however it is also a bit time consuming.
I'm totally in the mood for no deadlines, no due dates and everything Fun and Family!
I look forward to being able to design and color more for me and when I want to, instead of on a schedule with themes and requirements! I hope this new fun schedule will allow for more variety in my crafting and better quality work, as I will not be so rushed and pressed for time.

For my card today I used Carly with a Carrot.
She is a doll and so much fun to create with!
I designed this card using Karen's sketch at 

Yep, I flipped the sketch...hope that's okay!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!
The sun is shining and beautiful signs of Spring are all over the place!
Ahhh, God is Good!

Blessings - LORI BOYD

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bewildered, a new ADFD Release

Happy Friday Everyone!

Since it's Friday, that means time for 
A Day For Daisies 
new release...

This image is called Perplexed...isn't she a beauty?!!?
The ADFD Challenge is FOUND PAPER.
I used the wrapper from a pack of Mentos and an old tag I have saved for ages!
I colored the image with copics. 

You can see other gorgeous images in the release, colored by the ADFD girls and the latest challenge - HERE.

Blessings- LORi

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thinking. of. You.

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!

I combined my DT assignments from

Saturated Canary Challenge - Thinking of You

to bring you this one card, featuring Krista's gorgeous image, Blanche and Jen's fabulous sketch.
I also used Basic Grey-Basics Manila 6x6 paper pad
Paper Tray Ink buttons
Swiss Dots & Hearts Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Distressing Ink - Brown
Black Pen
SU! Crumb Cake CS

Blessings - LORi BOYD

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

By LORi Designs Easter-y Hop

Happy Hop Day BLD Friends!
I'm excited for you to see all the cards by my amazing friends  (aka the super duper fabulous BLD designers) designing along side of me week after week!

I am the last stop on the hop, so I hope you enjoyed all the awesome inspiration along the way.
If you are just hopping here, then hop over the the BLD shop to start the hop!!

I used Hannah's new Bug & Roo image:


She is one of the new Bug & Roo images?
You can find them HERE

Thank you for hopping with us today!
I sure hope you loved all the cards and digis!!

Here is the complete hop order just in case you get lost along the way:


Be sure to stop and comment on each blog post in the hop as there is a chance to win a $20 Shop Credit on one of the blogs!! 

The hop closes on Friday Morning at 10 AM est.
A winner will be announced at 12 Noon est on Friday!!

Happy Hopping!!
Blessings - LORi BOYD

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Images at By Lori Designs

Hannah has done it again!!
She has drawn some new cuties and I can't wait to show them off!
Just in case you wonder why we have 3 bunny Girls...Hannah drew several and told me to pick my favorite to add to the shop...I LOVED all 3 of these, so I had to offer you them ALL!! 
We sure hop you like them!!

Bug & Roo Stamps by Hannah Boyd



Froggy Boy McCoy


Bunny Girl - One


Bunny Girl - Two


Bunny Girl - Three




Vivi - One


Vivi - Two


You can get them all, bundled together for a limited time only
Bug & Roo March Bundle - One

___Special Price ends Wednesday - 3.28.12___

Thank you all for your amazing support!!

Hugs & Blessings - Lori and Hannah

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Day For Daisies - Song Birds

Tammy at A Day For Daisies has a brand new release today.
It's called Song Birds and as always it is super fabulous!

I used Bird Swing.  Colored it with Copics. Distressed Echo Park Paper.
Topped it all off with crinkle ribbon by Trudi at Pink Petal Studio and misc. button and twine.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Blessings - LORi

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch - DS44

WoW, I am sooo running behind!
Thankfully, I have a moment to upload my card for
I used the DOLL from Puddle Jumper Ella/Harper Image.

Here is Jen's Fab Sketch:
Hope you find time to join us!

Big Hugs - LORi

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Last Retro Sketch

Hi and Happy Saturday Friends!

This will be my last Retro Sketch card as a DT member.  In fact, over the next couple of weeks, I will  announce a couple more teams I have stepped down from...I plan on finishing up March. Then, starting April with a fresh start of re-direction!  
Time to do some spring cleaning in several areas of life.
I'm needing to focus more on my family, home, my digi shop and homeschooling.
That doesn't mean I won't be crafting or blogging...I'll just be doing 
We were blessed with a wee little baby boy in September, he was born addicted to drugs and went through withdrawal for 30 days in the hospital. We picked him up on day 31.  
He is precious and we all love him so much.  
With his doc. appts. SS meetings, Court dates, visits with his bio mom, the 
concern over his future, etc etc, etc...I feel I need to be all I can be to him and our other 5 blessings.
Not to mention, we have no idea what the judge will decide so I want to spend all the time cuddling and loving him that I can.  
We go back to court on Monday, so any and all prayers would be greatly appreciated!
Also, he is the half-brother to the 2 little boys we have had full custody of for over 4 years.
Our oldest, McCoy (turned 6 in Feb._ is very attached to his lil' brother.
We are praying that no matter what happens, McCoy will be able to handle it!
Thank you my wonderful friends!

Thank you Arielle for inviting me to join you at Retro Sketches.
I wish you grand success and lots of FUN.  Love ya Girl!!

Now, for my RS card.  This week we are using one of my past sketches.
You can find it HERE.
For this card, I used one of Hannah's Bug & Roo digis - Olivia

I also used My Mind's Eye  - A Happy Heart paper.
I found it at Meijer's back in Jan. and got it as a Birthday Gift, but just now found a chance to use it.
I plan on changing things and having more time for fun, "when I want to" crafting!

For all the challenge details and to see what the other girls have designed look HERE

Have a glorious Saturday!!

Blessings - LORi BOYD

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Day For Daisies - Birdie

Hello Friends!

It's Friday and that means it's perfectly...A Day For Daisies.

Tammy has drawn some super duper sweet Birdies and the challenge is:
Shades of BLUE

You can find the rest of the newly released images, all the details of the challenge and the creations form the amazing DT, HERE

Have a beautiful day!!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge - SCC13

It's time for another challenge at Saturated Canary.
The theme is TWINE.  Fun, huh?

I used orange and white twine and Krista's super fabulous image:

I know I said Murray was my favorite the other day, but gosh darn it...Krista is just too 
talented...i love so many of them!

You can hop HERE to the Saturated Canary blog to see what the amazing designers have created.
WARNING...they are all FABULOUS!!

Big Hugs - LORi 

If you are looking for my Mo's Dream Team Hop post...just scroll down to the next post!

Mo's Dream Team Hop and DS43

It's that special Thursday each month, where you get to 
hop from blog to blog of the Mo's Digital Pencil Dream Team.
If you hopped here from the ever so fabulous and super talented, Jak, then 
you are headed in the right direction!

We love "seeing" you each third Thursday and appreciate each and every comment.
Thank you for all your lovely and sweet messages last month.

This time around our hostess is the wonderful , DEBBY
She has challenged us girls to create a card with 
Verdigris (a bit of Green in your design) theme.  
It sure was fun and below you will find my card.

I used Mo's image...Window Seat.
She is super fun.!
You can find her and many of her friends HERE at 
Mo's Digital Pencil Shop.
It's time to hop on to our next stop, it's the oh so talentedGretha.
I am sure you will LOVE what she has for you to see!!

Today is also The Deconstructed Sketch challenge day 
and this is the sketch I mixed my Mo card with:

Please join us this week for DS43 at The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment on every blog for a chance 
to win a Credit voucher to Mo's Shop!

Blessings - LORi BOYD

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I love Digi Scrappin!

It's time for another Colour Q Challenge.
I admit I was a bit scared of all the shades of green.
I love green, but using all of them together had me stumped for a moment.
I decided to use them as accent colors and the fact that Arielle's Wild Wasabi shade is in the photo helped alot! YaY!!  I love Gray being the main color. 
I am really feeling GRAYS this year!!
Landon even picked a wonderful gray for his and the little boy's 
new room color...I was very pleased!

We took the kids to the Zoo last spring and we had a blast!
I LOVE this photo of Hannah and McCoy!

I liked the page above so much...I just had to make a few more to go with it.
This was the end of a long, fun day and these 5 Sweet Little Monkeys were worn out!

Ella thinks she is Chinese and pretends we adopted her from some Apes that had raised her until she was a few months old. Well, I think it's pretend, but not 100% sure since the last time I tried to find out by saying "You know you aren't really from China and you weren't really cared for by Apes, right Ella?"  She was shocked and cried and cried, I quickly reassured her that, YES, YES, she was Chinese and we did adopt her from a family of apes.
When she saw these statues, she ran to them calling out to "her long lost family"...professing her love for them and then directed me to take lots of photos of her, her Mom, Dad and Baby brother!
Good Grief...she is a character!!!

We'd love for you to join us at 

Blessings - LORi

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Pink Elephant - TPE139

This week's TPE Challenge is an Inspiration Photo:

I used a Saturated Canary Image called:
She is beyond SWEET and I think she may be my fav SC image
ever...yep, Imma sucker for the cutesy images!

I also used a small rectangular panel of 
Echo Park's Dot's and Stripes- Home Front Paper.
My favorite embossing foler by Quickutz, 3 lil' green Candy Dots,
Spellinders and some fab Copic Markers.

I hope you have a fabulous Monday, full of blessings!

Hugs -LORi


Friday, March 9, 2012

A Day For Daisies and Retro Sketches

Happy Friday Friends!!
Honestly, I went through most of yesterday thinking it was Friday...LOL...I do that more and more lately, lose track of what day I am in & forget things!  Wonder what that means?!?! 
What was I typing this post for?
OH  yeah, my card for today...Hee Hee!!

Here it is:
I used this fabulous image by Tammy Thompson, owner and artist at 
A Day For Daisies

You can see the rest of her lovely release and what her other designers created by clicking HERE.

I used Echo Park's This & That - Graceful Paper.
I also used my friend, Trudi Wilbur's fabulous crinkle ribbon, from her shop

Now, although we all agree the image is fabulous...I needed a little somethin' somethin' 
in the form of a great sketch, soooooo I used this week's sketch at

Hope you find time this week to hop around and check out 
all the neat-o elements that helped me put this card together!

Have a fabulous weekend!

I'll see you back here tomorrow with a Saturated Canary card.

♥ LORi

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch - DS42

Seriously, we're on sketch 42 already!!?!?!
YES, we are!!

Yep, it's time for The Deconstructed Sketch challenge.

Here is my DT card:
I used this sweet, sweet...did I say sweet?
SWEET Mo Manning digital image called
Singin' in the Rain
Isn't she a doll?!!?

Here is the fun sketch:

Sure hope you join us this week!!

Blessings & Hugs - LORi BOYD

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Colour Q Challenge

Howdy Y'all!!
I have another digital scrap page for you...using the CQC color combo.

I used my sweet Hannah as the subject of this page and My Memories Digital Software 
to put it together.

Here is the color combo:

You can find that challenge here!